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Getting help for friends and neighbors

September 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


GETTING HELP FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday, September 11, Palm Ridge Recreation Center, Acacia Room (This is a free class).  Americans will mark the 16th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in many ways – from patriotic celebrations to moments of solitude.  In Sun City West, Our Neighbor Network honoring this solemn occasion to offer guidance and information to residents who may be able to help our most vulnerable populations. Whether someone you know is suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression or any other kind of mental disorder, it is often their friends and family who recognize the symptoms first. But being able to reach out to those in need can be a challenge, especially if the person doesn’t want help – or doesn’t think they need help. Our Neighbor Network is a program of the Sun City West Consortium, a group of 10 Sun City West organizations who provide social services to the community, including mental health assistance. Navigating social service, knowing when it’s appropriate to call for help and finding the help you or others may need will be covered in this informative class. Sun City West resident and psychologist Diane Cheney will talk about the challenges those suffering from mental illness face, and how you can reach out to help them. Jennifer Drago, Executive Vice President of Population Health for Sun Health, will discuss what hurdles you might face from those who are resistant to accepting your help, either because they are too proud to ask for help, don’t think they need help, or suffer from cognitive impairments that may require further intervention. Bonnie Boyce-Wilson from Northwest Valley Connect, will discuss ONN’s other services including transportation options for those who need assistance. Facilitator: Jennifer Drago, is the President of the ONN Consortium, and will speak for Sun Health as well as serve as moderator for the presentation.



September 11
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tamra Stark
623 544-6194


Palm Ridge Center
13800 Deer Valley Drive
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
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